Heads-Up Dreaming: How Your Dreams Can Predict Your Future and Change Your Life

Heads-Up Dreaming: How Your Dreams Can Predict Your Future and Change Your Life

by Carlyle T. Smith PhD

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ISBN-13: 9781618520784
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 08/13/2014
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 1,033,653
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Carlyle T. Smith, Ph.D., C. Psych. is Lifetime Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and is Director of Trent University Sleep Research Laboratories. He has published widely on the topics of sleep, memory and dreams and has taught courses on these topics for over 30 years. His work has been the subject of numerous radio and television documentaries in both North America and Europe. Dr. Smith was awarded the Trent University Distinguished Research Award in 2000 and the Canadian Sleep Society Distinguished Scientist Award in 2009.

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From the Introduction:
"My long training and career as a scientist resulted in my forming certain habits concerning the collection and organization of my own dreams and the dreams of others. I felt an obligation to categorize them, count them, make some graphs and do some statistics. Although I have been told that I am taking the fun and magic out of dreams portraying the future, I feel that it leads to a better understanding of what makes them unique and recognizable from other dreams. I also feel there should be some kind of theory that makes the idea of premonition-type dreams more palatable. Often, facts alone are not enough and many people are more reassured about a phenomenon when there is a theory to explain it. To that end, I have proposed a tentative theory that I hope can be revised and improved over time. More importantly, I have provided a list of things that I (and my fellow dreamers) do to maximize the recognition and use of these special kinds of dreams."

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